Unguja Lodge*****

Unguja lodge was set up by Ralph Kruidering and Elies Hagedoorn. We were born and brought up in the Netherlands. We are both keen divers have travelled to many exotic destinations, so when we arrived in Zanzibar in 2003 we were quick to realize that it had great potential.

Accommodation : When we built Unguja we wanted to create an experience unlike that of staying in a ‘normal’ hotel. So we built spacious self contained cottages that we call ‘villas’.

There are 12 in total, 7 Sea View Villas, 3 Baobab Villas, and 2 Family Houses. The Sea View villas and the Family Houses have a direct sea view, and each has a private terrace overlooking the Menai Bay. The Baobab Villas are built a few meters further from the shore beneath a huge baobab tree. They are oriented to the garden, which make them ideal if you want even more seclusion and privacy.

Dining : Food is very important to us, so we really care about what we serve our guests. To ensure everything is up to scratch and because we enjoy it, most nights you will find us eating in the restaurant. But we can’t take all the credit, because the star of the kitchen is our head chef Nyerere. He is a great chef, but also a personality. He likes pop out of the kitchen to check on the guests to make sure they appreciate his creations, and his infectious good humour pervades the restaurant.
Activities

  • Restaurant
  • Bush dinner and breakfast
  • Special arrangement for honeymooners
  • Private Bathroom

When to go

Year round.

Experiencing
Out of all Hotels in South Coast Zanzibar – Kizimkazi, Unguja Lodge is one of the best in the area.

The Residence****

The Residence Zanzibar Spa is the first hotel spa in the world to provide the Ohashiatsu® concept to its guests. More than a massage, this energy-based protocol created by Mr Wataru Ohashi combines the use of acupressure points, exercise and an Oriental diagnosis. Zanzibar reached new heights in April 2011 when our luxurious villa resort opened on its south-west coast.

The Residence Zanzibar is the only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” in Tanzania and a stunning tribute not only to contemporary style, but also to the island’s African, Omani and European heritage. The resort is tucked away amidst 32 hectares (80 acres) of palm tree forests overlooking a mile-long white sand beach; its 66 villas distinguished by private pools, personal butlers and their sense of understated luxury. In order to explore the extensive gardens, bicycles

Accommodation : All 66 villas are luxuriously appointed with contemporary, stylish furniture reminding guests of the island’s African and Omani heritage.

Every one features satellite TV, CD/DVD player in the living room, mini bar, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, mosquito nets, personal safe, broadband internet access, air-conditioning and overhead fans in the living room and bedrooms.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • Restaurant

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

On the deck outside, overlooking a private swimming pool (30 – 35 m2 and 1.2m deep), wicker chairs and day beds await the guests to relax in and enjoy the views. Bicycles are provided with each villa to explore the gardens and local area..

Fumba Beach Lodge****

On one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches is a luxurious, imaginative, peaceful hideaway. Set on forty acres of the Menai beach conservation area, Fumba beach peninsula is both a large marine haven, and an eco-project. The essence of Fumba is privacy, relaxation, serenity, excellence and attention to detail.

Accommodation : Set in forty acres of exquisite wilderness: tropical forests, secluded protected beaches, there are twenty six spacious ensuite rooms; twenty are deluxe ‘bandas’ with ensuite bathroom, terrace, stunning ocean view, suitable for families or couples.

Four are luxury suites, and there are two baobab suites. All of our rooms have king size double beds, mosquito nets, fans, top-quality imported bed linen and quilts for the very occasional chilly nights.

Dining : Our Heroes, the men and women in our kitchen, are renowned for the outstanding meals they serve to our Guests. Using the best ingredients which flourish under the African sun: fresh herbs, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, cauliflower, courgettes, aubergines and carrots, and the most sun ripened succulent tomatoes you have ever tasted.

All herbs and vegetables come straight from our own vegetable garden. Here on the Fumba Peninsula we have some of the most fertile soils on Zanzibar, giving us the most amazing, sweet, ripe tropical fruits: mangos, bananas, coconuts, jackfruits, passion fruit, and oranges.

Activities

  • ensuite rooms
  • ensuite bathroom
  • stunning ocean view

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing
Out of all Hotels in South Coast Zanzibar – Kizimkazi, Fumba beach is one of the best in the area.

Karamba Lodge****

On one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches is a luxurious, imaginative, peaceful hideaway. Set on forty acres of the Menai beach conservation area, Fumba beach peninsula is both a large marine haven, and an eco-project. The essence of Fumba is privacy, relaxation, serenity, excellence and attention to detail.

Accommodation : Set in forty acres of exquisite wilderness: tropical forests, secluded protected beaches, there are twenty six spacious ensuite rooms; twenty are deluxe ‘bandas’ with ensuite bathroom, terrace, stunning ocean view, suitable for families or couples.

Four are luxury suites, and there are two baobab suites. All of our rooms have king size double beds, mosquito nets, fans, top-quality imported bed linen and quilts for the very occasional chilly nights.

Dining : Our Heroes, the men and women in our kitchen, are renowned for the outstanding meals they serve to our Guests. Using the best ingredients which flourish under the African sun: fresh herbs, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, cauliflower, courgettes, aubergines and carrots, and the most sun ripened succulent tomatoes you have ever tasted.

All herbs and vegetables come straight from our own vegetable garden. Here on the Fumba Peninsula we have some of the most fertile soils on Zanzibar, giving us the most amazing, sweet, ripe tropical fruits: mangos, bananas, coconuts, jackfruits, passion fruit, and oranges.

Activities

  • ensuite bathroom
  • stunning ocean view

When to go

Year round.
Experiencing

Karamba Lodge is perfectly situated on the south coast, ideal for those who wants to swim with dolphins.